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Moon phase on 23 February 2020 Sunday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | February 2020

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 23 February 2020 at 15:32 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon is entering ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1782" and ∠1939".

Worm Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2020 after 15 days on 9 March 2020 at 17:48.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 2 March 2020 at 19:57
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 9 March 2020 at 17:48
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 16 March 2020 at 09:34
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 24 March 2020 at 09:28

Spring tide

There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

New lunation 249 / 1202

At 15:32 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 249 of Meeus index or 1202 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.75 days

29 days, 17 hours and 56 minutes is the length of new lunation 249. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2020. It is 58 minutes longer than next lunation 250 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 12 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠152.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠152.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠177.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before apogee

12 days after point of perigee on 10 February 2020 at 20:31 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 February 2020 at 11:35 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 402 315 km

Moon is 402 315 km (249 987 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 277 km (252 449 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 19 February 2020 at 00:12 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 March 2020 at 14:58 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 19 February 2020 at 08:58 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.319°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.441° in the next northern standstill on 5 March 2020 at 01:34 in ♋ Cancer.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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